Sculptures, paintings and more as Ely Cathedral reveals all in exhibition

Admissions Assistant Vicky Cole, with the painting of some of the staff at the Secret Life of Ely Ca

Admissions Assistant Vicky Cole, with the painting of some of the staff at the Secret Life of Ely Cathedral exhibition. - Credit: Archant

Ely Cathedral is revealing all its secrets in a public arts exhibition.

The Secret Life of Ely Cathedral exhibition.

The Secret Life of Ely Cathedral exhibition. - Credit: Archant

Paintings, sculptures, textiles, photography, prints film, willow work and ceramics are all on show at the city’s iconic cathedral as part of its ‘Secret Life of Ely Cathedral’ exhibition, which opened earlier this month.

Featuring major works by 19 members of the OuseLife group of artists, the exhibition showcases over 80 specially created art works celebrating the cathedral and the people who care for it.

Organisers say ‘OuseLife has had unprecedented access to the people and buildings of the cathedral. Through these connections artists have had the opportunity to glimpse behind the scenes of cathedral life, past and present.

‘The Secret Life of Ely Cathedral includes a variety of styles and media, reflecting the diversity of the OuseLife artists.

Artist Jane Frost, with some quilts on show at the Secret Life of Ely Cathedral exhibition.

Artist Jane Frost, with some quilts on show at the Secret Life of Ely Cathedral exhibition. - Credit: Archant


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‘Along with site specific artworks, this collaboration has inspired a wealth of portraits of people involved in the day to day life of the Cathedral’.

A number of the artworks will be available for sale, with commission on sales going to Ely Cathedral.

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The exhibition, which is free to enter, through the south west transept, runs until this Monday (May 2).

Normal charges apply to view site specific pieces throughout the cathedral.

For more information visit www.ouselife.co.uk or contact admin@ouselife.co.uk or carolineforward@hotmail.co.uk.

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